Friday, February 12, 2010

Workshop Leader Sue Ellen Thompson Wins Maryland Author Award

Congratulations to workshop leader Sue Ellen Thompson. Her next workshop at The Writer's Center will be Syntax as Strategy beginning on March 7. Here's the word from the official release:

Sue Ellen Thompson of Oxford, Maryland has been selected to receive the 2010 Maryland Author Award from the Maryland Library Association. The award is presented annually to recognize a Maryland author for his or her “body of work”.

Sue Ellen Thompson is a graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont (B.A.) and The Bread Loaf School of English (M.A.). Her first book of poems, This Body of Silk, was awarded the 1986 Samuel French Morse Prize. A second volume, The Wedding Boat, was published in 1995 and a third, The Leaving: New and Selected Poems, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. A fourth volume, The Golden Hour, was also nominated for a Pulitzer in 2006. Her work has been included in the Best American Poetry series, read on National Public Radio, and featured in U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated newspaper column. She recently edited The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.

Ms. Thompson was the 1982 National Arts Club Scholar in Poetry and the 1987 Robert Frost Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. She has taught at Wesleyan University, Middlebury College, Binghamton University, and Central Connecticut State University. She currently lives in Oxford, MD and teaches at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.

Ms. Thompson will be presented with the award on April 22, 2010 at the annual conference of the Maryland Library Association in Ocean City, MD.

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